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NBC orders Spielberg's 'Glee'-style musical, 'Prime Suspect' to series

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Maria Bello

NBC’s fall series orders have begun!

The Peacock has picked up Prime Suspect, the series adaption of the acclaimed Brit miniseries, with Maria Bello (pictured) stepping into the role made famous by Helen Mirren.

NBC also ordered Steven Spielberg’s musical drama Smash. It stars Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport and Anjelica Huston, and follows a cross-section of characters who come together to put on a Broadway musical.

Chuck and Parenthood are also looking good for pickups, though nothing is official yet.

On the comedy side, Christina Applegate is returning to TV. NBC ordered her comedy about being a working mother, along with another laugher from stand-up comic Whitney Cummings. It’s about a young couple in a committed relationship in “today’s complicated world.”

What about Playboy? Awake? And … Wonder Woman? NBC is done for the night, I’m told. We’ll pick this back up tomorrow.

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